A prophecy of Isaiah about Jesus: I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. Isaiah 42:1
The First Poem of the Servant of the Lord in the Book of Isaiah is a prophecy referring to the spiritual mission of Jesus. The Gospel of Saint Matthew tells us that Jesus especially mentioned the first verses of this beautiful poem, after curing a man who had a paralyzed hand on a Saturday. As Saint Matthew related, Lord Jesus took special care with his actions and words that this prophecy be fulfilled (Matthew 12:15-17).
In the first part of this poem the prophet presented Jesus and described him as a meek servant and full of the Spirit; with these words the poem begins:
"Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen one in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will bring justice to the nations" Isaiah 42:1.
Then the prophet described more clearly the task of Jesus, to be a light and guide for the oppressed, to rehabilitate the hopeless, and to give knowledge to the common and simple people; Isaiah with this prophecy anticipated many miracles of Jesus, Jesus was thus presented as the redeemer of humanity:
"I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness;
I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people
and a light for the Gentiles,
to open eyes that are blind,
to free captives from prison
and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness" Isaiah 42:6-7.
The poem ends by prophesying the beginning of a new covenant between God and humanity, of a change of era in the history of humanity with a renewal of all things; and in a metaphorical way the prophet Isaiah told men about the arrival of the son of man, the personification of the perfections of God:
"I am the LORD; that is my name!
I will not yield my glory to another
or my praise to idols.
See, the former things have taken place,
and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
I announce them to you" Isaiah 42:8-9.
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